Finding The Lost Cajun takes a little work. It is located on the northeast end of Wolflin Square. Usually, I can tell people where a Joint is by telling what used to occupy the space, but for the life of me, I don’t remember anything being there. The best I can do is “It is in the building at the opposite end of Eat-Rite.”
When you arrive at The Lost Cajun, you are greeted with a “Thanks for joining us. Is this your first time coming here?” With an affirmative answer, a small paddle appears with spots for a sampling of gumbos, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and their lobster bisque. What a brilliant concept to overcome the lack of knowledge of their visitors. You get a taste and an education before pulling the trigger on your order. More Joints, and wannabes, should follow this example. It will stave off order regret and take the responsibility off of the wait staff to explain the dishes. I cannot commend The Lost Cajun enough on this.
The choices for the day were Voodoo Pasta and Cat-Toufee for lunch. The portions are large and you will get your money’s worth. The pasta was full of perfectly done shrimp and spot-on andouille sausage. The sauce is delicious and compliments everything perfectly. The Cat-Toufee is spectacular. Three large filets of catfish are served on a bed of rice with etoufee slathered on top. What an outstanding method of incorporating both entrees into one dish. The rice offers a nice base to catch all of the etoufee and clean your plate.
On every visit to The Lost Cajun, make room for a Beignet and Chicory Coffee to end the meal. It seems that every culture has their version of a sopapilla and the Beignet fill the Cajun niche. These sweet little dough pillows are a perfect end to a spicy meal and the Chicory Coffee is a wonderful compliment to their sweetness. (Sweet Little Dough Pillows would be an awesome band name, by the way.)
The Lost Cajun should be around for a long time, if the crowds since opening are any indication. It is usually full at lunch time, and I have seen lines form at times. Go take advantage of the Cajun Resurgence in Amarillo and find your way to The Lost Cajun.